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Thunderstorms remain in the forecast this week

Gary Macneilage Westcliffe tornado
Posted at 5:58 PM, Jul 22, 2019

The featured photo shows a confirmed tornado touching down this evening near DeWeese Reservoir. Custer county Sheriff's office reports damage and power lines down near the lake. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Tonight’s Forecast: Mountain showers and thunderstorms will stay west of I-25 this evening. Any that do make it east of the interstate will quickly diminish. Expect storms to end shortly after sunset, until 9 or 10 pm. Temperatures will be cool, to the 50s for many tonight, especially in rain cooled cities.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 56; High - 81. Tuesday starts refreshing in the mid 50s, with a few morning clouds. The afternoon will be warmer and mostly sunny, but staying below average to 81 degrees. An evening thunderstorm is possible, mostly west of I-25.

PUEBLO: Low - 59; High - 89. Cooler tonight, to the upper 50s and staying mostly clear into tomorrow morning. Tuesday will be warm, staying just under 90 degrees. Pueblo county will most likely stay dry tomorrow, but an isolated thunderstorm may make it's way east of the mountains.

CANON CITY: Low - 60; High - 86. Starting in the low 60s, Tuesday will warm to the mid 80s. There is a chance of scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Watch for heavy rain and frequent lightning.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 49; High - 74. Cool tonight, to the upper 40s and waking up partly cloudy Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 70s. Expect afternoon thunderstorms to develop near lunch time and last through the evening.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 50s; High - 70s. Cool tonight to the low 50s, and upper 70s are expected Tuesday afternoon. An isolated evening thunderstorm is possible after a dry sunny day.

PLAINS: Low - 50s/60s; High - 80s/90s. Tuesday is trending mostly clear and warm, to the upper 80s and low 90s. Most storms will remain west of I-25 again tomorrow, leaving just partly cloudy conditions in the Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 50s; High - 80s. Nice tonight, to the mid to upper 50s. Tomorrow will be in the low 80s for Walsenburg and mid 80s for Trinidad. Most storms will develop in the mountains tomorrow, and an isolated storm may make it to I-25.

Extended Outlook: Wednesday is trending warmer, to the 80s and 90s. Moisture is most limited on Wednesday, but an isolated shower is still possible. The wet weather pattern gets another boost on Thursday through the end of the week. Watch for this monsoon-like pattern to continue, with heavy rain being the main hazard each day.